Martin Gropius Bau


On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst initiated the temporary exhibition ”Germany-Russia, from confrontation to cooperation” to be exhibited at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2015. The exhibition gives an insight into German-Russian relations since 1945 and approaches the subject through a fragmentary stream that high lights particular milestones throughout their history. Together with the Berlin architects büroberlin and the media designers Schnellebuntebilder we were invited to develop a multidimensional exhibition concept and design to frame the theme and topic in the most suitable way.

Deutsch-Russiches Museum


The history of German-Russian relations are neither linear nor continuous. The combination of graphic design and architecture emphasize and symbolize the diverse political and cultural dynamics between the two nations. Featured milestones in their history evolve as three-dimensional volumes growing out from the wall graphics. Through implementation of vividness in the entire exhibition design we gave some of the more central exhibits, letters and contracts a framework that engages through curiosity and attraction.

660 m2

Project Team
büroberlin (archtiecture)
schnellebuntebilder (media)
Michael Flegel (lights)

Deutsch-Russisches Museum, Berlin-Karlshorst in cooperation with Staatlichen Historischen Museum, Moskau

© Thomas Bruns


Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Preparation of print files

Exhibition Concept

During summer 2015 we collaborated with the architects büroberlin on a competion for a new museum project in Stuttgart – a memorial covering the history of Gestapo in the German state Baden-Württemberg. Our concept got ranked as Nr. 2 from the in total 9 participants. Wandel Lorch Architekten from Saarbrücken / Frankfurt am Main was the lucky winners which will realize the project. On a third place hg merz architekten landed. Other participants was Atalier Brückner, Büro Münzig, Hans-Dieter Schaal, Raumzeit Münster, Holzer Kobler Architekten and

The task was to develop a exhibition concept for the former “Hotel Silber” – a building with a lot of history. Once a Hotel, head quarter for the german automobil club ADAC, police residence, location for crimes executed by the nazi led Gestapo institution and more.

Our concept included ideas that intended to be interesting for even younger visitors and school groups offering a lot of interactive tools (developed by schnellebuntebilder). We wanted to take one step back from the common “concrete look” memorials often has.

More about the competition here: competitiononline

Nr. 1 in competition for exhibition design

Little Adén is very excited to have won a pitch together with büroberlin and schnellebuntebilder for the special exhibition “Germany and Russia – from confrontation to cooperation” that will be shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in October 2015. We are looking forward to the new collaboration and want to send our best congratulations to our co-partners. The exhibition is initiated by the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.


Ausstellung: Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof

2014 have been a hectic year so far. This summer we finalized the work for the exhibition: Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof / Die amerikanische Geschichte in cooperation with FrankeSteinert at AlliiertenMuseum in Berlin. More material about the work can be found here.

New exhibition project

We recently started to work on a new exhibition project together with Franke Steinert for the Allied Museum in Berlin. It will be an exhibition about the American history of the former Berlin Airport Tempelhof. Opening is in July 2014, we let you know when it is ready!

Exhibition opening 

The exhibition “Sieger, Befreier, Besatzer” at AlliiertenMuseum Berlin is open! It’s a part of the 2013 Berlin theme year “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933-1938-1945″ and can be visited until the 1st of December 2013. Little Adén is behind visual concept and graphics.